Cocktails and dinner at MESA—featuring authentic Veracruz coastal cuisine—kicked off our Dallas gathering. Arts took front and center for our morning tour of HALL Arts—a mixed-use, multi-phase development and the newest office tower along the Dallas skyline. Located in the Dallas Arts District, the building features a museum-quality collection of modern art and a half-acre sculpture garden. Kim Butler, head of leasing and a board member of HALL Group shared the integral role of art in the development’s success, whose masterplan includes a second office tower, condos and a hotel. Lunch at Stampede 66, purveyors of modern Texas cuisine in a playful Western setting, rounded out our time in Big D.